Friday March 1 2013
'Lippi & Ancelotti my influences'

Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that Marcelo Lippi and Carlo Ancelotti are his influences as he takes his first coaching role in Switzerland.

The former Milan midfielder has been handed the reins at FC Sion, and he has revealed that his Coach at the Italian national team and the Rossoneri are the men he will take the most from.

“It is not a simple task,” he told La Repubblica. “Sitting on the bench is a tough life.

“Lippi and Ancelotti have played an important role in my life as a footballer – I think I learned a lot from the two of them.

“I am trying to put into practice their teachings.”

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